• Effective November 1, 2016 CCIS will no longer pay for a Friend or Neighbor to watch your child while you work or are attending school.
  • Effective September 15, 2016 CCIS will not establish a new provider agreement with a Friend or Neighbor provider .
  • If you are currently using Friend/Neighbor care and have not made plans to transfer your child to licensed (certified) child care, please contact your local CCIS immediately.
  • CCIS can help pay for a relative (grandparent, great grandparent, aunt/uncle or sibling of the children )to care for your child while you’re at work or school. There are other requirments. Please call your local CCIS for more information.

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Need Help Finding and Paying for Child Care? Call 1-888-461-KIDS (5437)

CCIS is your information source for FINDing, SELECTing, and PAYing for child care. There are five CCIS offices in Philadelphia, and at least one CCIS in every county in Pennsylvania. Get the latest news for your local Philadelphia office by clicking on the links to the left. To speak to someone about how CCIS can help you and your family, contact the office in your area or call our hotline at 1-888-461-KIDS (5437).

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Common Questions

How do I find child care?
The CCIS Parent Resource and Referral (R&R) Department maintains information on local child care facilities and community resources to help parents search for an appropriate arrangement for their child. This includes child care facilities that offer full-time, part-time, afterschool, overnight, weekend care or summer camp programs. Call our hotline at 1-888-461-KIDS(5437) or  email your CCIS office to locate child care that meets your family’s needs.

How do I select child care?
R&R specialists at CCIS are available to provide unbiased information about child care services in your area. Specialists can assist families in making informed child care choices by providing information on how to select a quality child care provider. These services are provided regardless of income, and are free of charge.

How do I pay for child care?
CCIS also maintains the subsidized child care program. If you are concerned about the cost of quality child care, CCIS may be able to help. Working parents may be eligible for assistance with child care expenses if they meet the income guidelines. Read the basic subsidy guidelines or call our hotline at 1-888-461-KIDS (5437) to find out if you are eligible!